Trichoglottis tamesisii Quisumb. & C.Schweinf. photo by Ravan Schneider

TYPE Collection sheet Collection type sheet by Quisumbing & Schweinfurth

Part ShadeHotWarm LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name Tamesis' Trichoglottis [Philippine director of the Bureau of Forestry and original collector of the type species, 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines on the island of Mindanao as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stout, simple, entirely leafy stem carrying numerous, distichous, lorate, fleshy, abruptly rounded-retuse, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, suberect, loosely paniculate below, short, few flowered branches, rachis to 9.2" [23 cm] long, several flowered overall with minute, triangular, clasping floral bracts and carrying small, subfleshy flowers streaked with dark brown on greenish yellow.

Synonyms Staurochilus tamesisii (Quisumb. & C.Schweinf.) Fessel & Lückel 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 as Stauropsis wenzelii drawing fide; Lankesteriana 18: 81 Naive & J.C.Martyr 2018 photo fide